posted on Dec, 29 2012 @ 09:15 PM
Good post OP,
Thanks for the story, I agree with what you're saying; of course letting go of your bias doesn't require a solitary journey of self exploration, and
just opening your eyes is a good start.
In society people are always communicating; they reveal a lot about the nature of society when they do. I find I'm so bored of people because I find
it almost too predictable. We are all so brutally absorbed by technology it is only rational that we seek a mechanical existence.
Meditation is so important today, everyone has lost touch with their bodies. I challenge people all the time to just turn off their mind and try to
feel their body at work, and I'm yet to meet a modern man/woman who can do it successfully for any amount of time.. So hard to keep track of the
conscious these days. Especially if you take up interest in things like politics. The parade never ends and you're just endlessly, and a lot of the
time meaninglessly exploring terms and concepts.
Rationality is going to drive us all insane, we are so capable of rationalizing everything, from war, to debt, to anything. We do as we are told, we
are so subdued by disillusionment and apathy. People feel helpless as individuals, so they are forever searching for something in the now to solve
everything and fix their life and propel them to greatness.
Everyone wants to believe that there is a magic formula for life, and that right now this is the best we have. Most people with experience admit there
are many flaws in our system, but they don't want to connect all the dots, or they choose the rabbit hole of the self, the endless maze of
introspection over the reality that is all around us. The war, the death, the poverty, the slavery, life on Earth as we know it is being destroyed,
from climate change to the extinction of animals, and no one gives a # because it's not cool too. Because it would be hard, because as an individual
I have no responsibility to anyone but myself.
The truth is, there is so much good in us, but we are divided. The truth is, if you all knew what it feels like to be surrounded by people who are all
working towards the same thing, who are united and stand for something they believe in. It's like a drug, you can't stop. It's better than any
hollywood movie, any amount of porn, and perhaps even drugs (i haven't tried them all!). The feeling you from knowing you made some difference, that
history will remember your unity, the thing you changed, and how it was better for them. Of course they will take it to the extreme and the circle
But as it is we are nothing, we are just letting it get worse, and that's how we will be remembered. Then in the future we will be totally forgotten,
or simply referred to as why we don't use that ideology/method anymore. I hope that the future brings us all closer, I hope that the future blurs the
line between good and evil and people are continually faced with the real reality, instead of being able to ignore it so easily thanks to mainstream
Our paradigm for life. All hail television.